|CLUB HOPPING 2009/2010|
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Barnes Bridge Ladies
City of Oxford
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ABINGDON RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Plans for 2009/10 will be outlined at a meeting on the evening of 24 September for all those interested in joining the squad, with a view to winter training starting on 27 September. Email Clare Doubleday – claredoubleday 'at' googlemail.com (@ removed to avoid spam) – for more information.
Winter training commences 28 September 2009. All interested should email Carl Willott – carlwillott ‘at’ hotmail.com – for further information.
The junior squad is small but competitive. The season will start with the new school term with a meeting for juniors and parents on 6 September. Please email Alison Brighton – arbrighton ‘at’ hotmail.com – if you wish to attend this meeting or if you would like to support by coaching.
We have both a development and masters group with wide age ranges from B to F. Flexible training 4-6 times weekly. During 2009-10, we will target a range of events including Nat Vets, Henley Vets and FISA World Masters. Invitations to compete as composite crews welcome. No meeting but email James Price – james.price ‘at’ ndm.ox.ac.uk for more info
Pete Burden, who has a long track record of coaching crews to national and international medal success, has joined as women’s senior squad coach;
David Rhodes continues his invaluable role developing the less experienced women's crews.
Peter Haining is providing an intensive and structured coaching programme for men’s senior rowing this season.
Alison Brighton, experienced junior coach, takes on the development of the juniors (and already has a waiting list so hurry!)
Coxing or Coaching: £0
Single - £100
With 3km of quiet water on their own reach and 6km available one lock-away at Radley, Abingdon enjoys one of the longest and quietest stretches on the Thames.
Last year the club produced one of the country’s quickest women’s club quads, a qualifying crew for the Thames Cup at Henley, medals at the Veteran National Championships and indoor rowing success for the juniors.
AGECROFT RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Men's Squad - Anyone interested in rowing or coaching at ARC is encouraged to come along at 8am on Sat 5th Sept or any Sat after that. Or come to meeting on Tuesday 1st September at 7pm.
Particularly keen to attract experienced rowers (male and female) new to the Manchester area - there is rowing north of Watford! Its taken us 148 years to win Henley, so looking to do the next one quicker!
If you can't make it on the 5th, please contact Denis O'Neill via the club website.
Women's Squad - As above.
Both Squads have already started training again. Men have priority on the ergs Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs for wts. Women have priority on the opposite nights. Gym work starts 5.30 to 8pm Mon to Thurs.
Chief Men's Coach: Denis O'Neill, with increasing assistance/involvement from Martin McElroy plus Kev Maynard, Steve Hitchen, Cath Leach (PO) and Jacky Czarnoski(PO)
World Class Start: Hamish Burrell and Adi Dole
Full Rowing £300.00
Student/UB40 Rowing £150.00
Junior Rowing £120.00
£117.50 per boat
Club had its most successful year ever! Virtually everyone has returned for the coming year plus a few good new ones.
Men's squad - now we've cracked the Henley win, we want to be competiitve again next year. Increased squad this year of 16 with a couple of WCS guys in there. Aiming for a repaeat of last year's Heads with wins at every one we entered plus the Jackson again.
Womens Squad - Just got a new V1 Vespoli viii and ainming to improve on last year's 11th at WHoRR. Numbers increased already and training going well. Still need more keen women to raise the bar further.Sen 3/4 squad growing fast and now numbers about 16. Always looking for more! Womens Novices/sen 4 taking over the club - could have 2 eights this winter. Juniors very busy and need more boats.
Well equipped gym with 20 Type D ergs, a Rowperfect, free weights + olympic bars, static wt machines, dumbbells. Excellent fleet of boats for both Men and Women.
Train alongside World Class Start Athletes. Quality coaching to all squads.
Strong social side - Santa Pub Crawl at Xmas - 250 Santas staggering around Manchester!
BARNES BRIDGE LADIES RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Anyone interested in rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching can either contact one of the Captains (details on the club's website) or just pop along on a weekend morning and have a chat. We go out every weekend and a couple of times during the week.
Any novice rowers interested should attend one of our starter sessions which are advertised on the website.
Our head coach is Jo Byrne, an ex Kiwi international rower and sculler.
Our novice coach is Jenny Hawtin.
We have other qualified coaches who help out when required.
Full Rowing subs: £300.00
(A discount applies for Civil Service employees)
Novice taster course (10 sessions): £40.00
We have limited availability for racking singles, price depends upon location
Located near Barnes Bridge, opposite Barnes, W4. The clubs is a Ladies rowing club. Men can join as coxes or coaches and can use the clubs boats, but can not compete.
We are one of the smaller clubs on the tideway, but have a fantastic fleet of boats, from Sims Eights to a set of new Filippis (coxed 4, coxless 4, and 2x/-) as well as an Empacher single. We also have lots of Janousek boats in various sizes. All our boats are built for ladies, so no more size 13 shoes and having to drop the rigging before each outing.
Our aim is to strike a balance between training hard (and winning races!) and appreciating that people have full time jobs and social lives too. The clubhose has a fully fitted out land training facility with 8 ergs and a range of weights and machines, as well as all the usual stuff to make life comfortable: such as a bar, a kitchen, large changing room, and a co-located mens rowing club called Cygnet. Our members are encouraged not to speak to the boys unless it is to ask them to help move heavy objects, man the BBQ or mow the lawn!
Our members range from age 22 to 62, height from 5’1 to 6’2. We have ex internationals through to complete beginners on our books.
All sounds like an ideal place to row and socialise ? – it is, so pop along and say hi.
BROXBOURNE RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Saturday mornings are the best time to come to the club for new members.
Core training times for Senior squads are:
- Sat and Sun 8-11am
- Mon and Thurs 7pm
- Veterans night: Wed 7pm
Head coach Matt Stallard
Full rowing: £305
Intermediate rowing (18-24): £182
Junior rowing (under 18): £100
Vacation rowing: £91
Indoor racking: £135
Broxbourne Rowing Club was founded in 1847 and has since that date rowed the river Lea on the Hertfordshire / Essex border. The club caters for all rowing abilities from absolute beginners to those wishing to compete at Henley, and has large Veteran and Junior sections.
We are the only Rowing Club using our stretch of the River Lea, a Thames tributary, but in contrast to Thames conditions the river is calm and adverse conditions rare. Plans for refurbishment of our facilities (2009-10) are in place to provide excellent facilities to support our excellent fleet of boats. We are a sociable and friendly club aspiring to compete at the highest domestic level whilst supporting rowing for all.
The men's squad had been going from strength to strength over the past few years and we are looking to continue building on this. Notable achievements include qualifying crews for Henley for the previous six years. Last season we had a win in S2 2- at Pairs Head and enjoyed lot of success throughout the year in coxless fours including coming second in S2 at IV's head, a win at Marlow regatta, and pre-qualification for the Wyfold. We came 63rd in the 2008 VIIIs head.
The women’s squad has developed over the last few years welcoming a range of abilities and experiences. We are a friendly squad and are able to accommodate a range of rowing needs and desires. We have participated and performed well in many head races and regattas; highlights include winning the Provincial Pennant at WEHORR in 2008 and qualifying crews for Women’s Henley in recent seasons. We are looking to increase our squad size and competitive edge this season; aiming to perform well at IVs Head, again at WEHORR and qualify for Henley '10.
The Veteran’s squad has had successes this year with wins at Vesta Vets Head, Vet National Championships and Henley Veterans regatta. We welcome experienced veteran rowers and have plans to initiate a veteran novice squad for those wishing to start the sport.
Junior rowing at Broxbourne is the fastest growing section of the club. We have had a very successful season with several regatta wins in 2009.
Recreational rowing is also supported at Broxbourne and the calm waters and countryside surroundings of the River Lea provide a pleasant place to row.
Four week beginners courses are held 3-4 times per year, the next course starts on 26th Sept 2009, please contact the Captain for more details.
BURWAY RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Senior squad meeting Wednesday 2nd Sept to discuss the squads’ position and winter training plans if anyone is interest attending please contact Simon Biddle on 07793 465396 or have a look on our website.
We currently have an ARA coach working primarily with the seniors at club
senior membership is £200 per year
boat racks are at a minimum but are only £50 per year
Burway have a fleet of boats waiting to be used and are looking to enhance their senior squads for both competitive and social rowers, with the main intension of getting crews through Henley qualifiers via the main events next year and develop the social element of the club.
CITY OF OXFORD RC SQUAD MEETINGS
The Women’s Squad meeting will take place on Thursday 17th September at 8pm in the Clubhouse off Meadow Lane by Donnington Bridge, where new Women’s Captain Keren Ward will outline the programme for the year and introduce the coaches. Anyone interested in rowing or coxing at the Club this season is encouraged to come along to the meeting. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Men’s Squad meeting will take place on Monday 14th September at 7pm in the Oxford University Rowing Tank, which is at the Oxford University Sports Centre off Iffley Road on Jackdaw Lane (OX4 1EQ). Men’s Captain Tom Kingham will be hosting the session along with the Squad coaches and anyone interested in rowing or coxing at the Club this season is encouraged to come along.
This year there’s going to be a new group for beginner/novice Men to cater for those interested in taking up the sport to a competitive level. Contact: email@example.com
We have a very active Junior section at the Club, which has had great success in the last season with athletes representing GB internationally, as well as winning at regional and national events in the UK. There is no squad meeting planned, but anyone interested should contact Suzy Drohan our Junior Co-ordinator via the Club website
Veteran rowers are catered for via the Men’s and Women’s Squads with medal successes in the last couple of seasons at the National Veteran Rowing Championships and the Veteran Fours Head.
If you can’t make the meetings then please contact the Club Captain Chris Thomson, or the relevant Squad Captain – full contact details are available on the Club’s website.
The full line up of coaches will be known after the squad meetings, with many carrying on from their successes of last season.
If you are interested in coaching please contact the Club Captain or come along to one of the Squad meetings.
We are planning to run an ARA Level 2 coaching course at the Club later this autumn and will contribute to the fees for anyone that then stays and coaches at the Club for the season.
Our subscriptions run from 1st Jan to 31st Dec, therefore the fees
for the remainder of the year (3 months) are currently:
Full rowing £70;
coxing £20 and;
Renewal fees in January may rise so please check the Club website for full details.
Five medals at the GB National Rowing Championships in 2009: Gold - Women's Coxed Four, Silver - Open Junior 14 Single Scull, Silver - Women's Junior 16 Double Scull, Silver - Women's Junior Coxless Four, Bronze - Women's Coxed Four. Two gold medals at the GB Coupe de la Jeunesse for Holly Holden in the double scull with Hannah Shimmin. Gold in the WJ.8+ at the GB v France Junior Match in Cardiff with two City of Oxford juniors joining six form Heading School.
Club Captain – Chris Thomson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Captain – Tom Kingham – email@example.com
Women’s Captain – Keren Ward - firstname.lastname@example.org
CYGNET RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Anyone interested in rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching can either contact one of the Captains (email email@example.com), find details on the club's website or just pop along on a weekend morning and have a chat.
We are especially interested in any coxes who would like to come on down, experienced or not. This doesn't necessarily have to be as a 'full time' cox - a session or two a week is absolutely fine!
Captain Rob, Deputy Matt and Vice Laurent are usually around weekend mornings and most evenings of the week.
The main coach for 2009/10 is Kirsty Simpson with Greg Edelston supporting the land training.
full membership £260
£190 for members of the civil service sports club.
Located just over Barnes Bridge from the station, opposite Barnes, W4.
We have an active experienced squad, which trains 6-8 times per week. There is a large intermediate squad that will train with the experienced guys as of September 2009. We have a large novice squad that have all started after July 2009, training twice a week. There is also a good group of vets who train and compete as and when it suits.
With new structures and coaching put in place in 2008, Cygnet aims to strike the balance between competitive rowing and work/career/life/family. Our training is flexible, with outings, ergs and circuits. You are not required to do all your training with the squad and/or at the club.
Our active squad members have busy careers and family lives so we aim to have quality over quantity with training. The goal is to improve on last years HoRR standings for our 1st and 2nd boats, as well as enter a 3rd crew. Henley qualification is the goal for the top end of the club come summer, with all squad members competing in the head races and regattas, both on the Tideway and further afield. The target is for everyone who has put the time in to have a pot by the end of summer, regardless of their position in the squad.
One crew will be heading to the USA to compete in the Head of the Charles in October 2009, as well as multiple Cygnet/BBLRC boats heading over to Germany to race in the Rhine Marathon, our annual foreign escape, also in October 2009.
We have a very friendly, inclusive and social atmosphere, including plenty of social occasions with our sister club Barnes Bridge Ladies RC. We encourage participation in other sporting events such as the rowers revenge triathlon, as well as sculling weekends at the club's own bungalow in Shepperton.
CURLEW RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Saturday 26th September 2009, 7.45am at the London Regatta Centre.
Circuit Training starts on the 23rd September
Experienced rowers and beginners should get in touch asap with the relevant squad captain via firstname.lastname@example.org
Men: Nick Jupe
Women: Laura Binns
Rick Geer & David Keogh:
Rick and David will continue to lead the senior squads this year bringing, between them, the best part of 40 years of rowing, coxing and coaching experience. Both have competed for many years at the top end of school, university and club rowing, and have spent much of the last 5 years applying this experience to coaching Curlew's top boats.
Gus is our ARA appointed local coach and will continue to provide invaluable support to our squads this year. Having competed at Olympic level in the last 10 years Gus has been the driving force behind our highly successful women's 2x, while also providing input in training plans and coaching at all levels across the club.
Paul is our first team cox, club captain, and actively supports the coaching team, bringing with him years of experience of coxing and coaching at top university level, he has competed at Henley with the club for a number of years.
Full: £30 pcm (£360 p.a)
Student: £20 pcm (£240 p.a)
Curlew is a highly successful club in the Canary Wharf/Docklands/Greenwich area, with representatives at Henley for 10 of the last 11 years, as well as crews in the Nat champs and Women's Henley.
We are conveniently located for rowers who need to combine training with city jobs, the majority of our rowers work in either Canary Wharf or the city and find the Greenwich and Royal Docks training locations not just convenient but also top quality facilities.
The club regularly runs beginners courses and relies on a mix of our own home grown talent and experienced rowers to propel us to Henley and high places in the tideway heads. While the top end of the club is committed to training hard to achieve this success, we do appreciate that our athletes have jobs and lives elsewhere. We also have a warm and welcoming social side, leading to a very tight knit group of likeminded young people.
For the women's squad, we are looking to build on 2009's success, hoping to send two crews to Women's Henley and Nat Champs, as well as continuing to climb up the finish list in the Women's Head.
For the men's squad, we are expecting healthy competition for places. We aim to enter two crews at Henley 2010, and regain our place in the top 100 at the HORR.
Curlew is not just a great club for aspiring rowers, both experienced and novice coxes find our set up excellent too, with two highly experienced coxes who have both represented the club at Henley on the coaching staff. The club has an excellent record of developing these coxes, improving their coxing skills, and giving them the opportunity to move into coaching. There is plenty of scope to learn from the best, develop personal goals, and represent our crews at the country's top regattas.
Training takes place on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. For more details, and recent results, see our website.
FUNRIVALL SC SQUAD MEETINGS
The new season at Furnivall SC is getting underway for the sweep and sculling squads (at all levels from beginners upwards). Women’s Squad start-back meeting at 8pm on Thursday 24th September in the Club Room.
If you would like to join but can’t make the meeting, please contact the Women’s Squad captain on email@example.com, the Men’s Squad captain on Menssquad-Captain@furnivall-members.co.uk, or the Membership Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, come along and see us at the Club: 19 Lower Mall, between Hammersmith Bridge and Furnivall Gardens.
Andy Holmes MBE
We are always interested to hear from coaches who would like to be involved in our successful and friendly club.
See website for details.
Furnivall SC is a tightknit, friendly club, competitive from novice standard up to national level. Whatever your ambitions, age or ability, we will help you achieve your goals. The club has recently completed a major refurbishment programme, and now boasts a new erg room, women’s changing facilities, refurbished men’s changing facilities and new club room. One of our main aims at Furnivall is to cater for those who wish to dedicate the training time required for success in top-level competition. However, we accept that not all athletes have the time to commit to this level of training, and so we also offer opportunities to train and compete at a less serious level. Our various squads include:
Competitive Women’s Squad: Over the 09/10 season, this squad will look to build on successes from recent seasons, including wins at Women’s Henley, Nat Champs, and finalists in Henley Royal. We also have an enthusiastic IM3 group who are hoping to develop further this year.
Recreational Women’s Squad: This squad is for rowers who would like to row a couple of times per week, but who don’t have the time/inclination to commit to a land training programme.
Social Sculling Group: A fun loving group of scullers of different abilities and ages. Under the guidance of Hugh Bantin, the group organises regular weekly outings. The group also takes part in sculling tours abroad, most recently in Portugal and France. The group is willing to take on new scullers that have prior rowing experience.
Men’s Squad: From competitive scullers to veteran sweep rowers that row once a week, there are various opportunities to train. There is also a healthy-sized intermediate 3 group that learned to row over the last year and wanting to build on recent wins.
Novice Rowers: Please see our website for course updates.
Competitive Veteran Sculling group, run in collaboration with Auriol Kensington, which trains 3 times per week in the early mornings (Tues, Thurs, Sun). In the 2008/9 season this group achieved a number of wins at Vet B in small boats in the winter heads plus a win in Senior 4x at Metropolitan Regatta and qualified for the Prince of Wales cup at HRR. Contact - Kit Lewis
Other Courses: The club offers a number of rowing courses organised by Andy Holmes - please see our website for details.
HENLEY RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Although the new season has already kick-started at Henley, we still welcome new members.
Senior Men: Head coach Ian Desmond. Training is a mixture of morning and evening sessions with water sessions on the weekends and mid-week mornings while still light. Weekends start at 7:30. Enquiries to Ian Desmond.
Senior Women: Coached by Nigel Reed. The senior women train with the senior men during the week and most weekend sessions. This has proven to be competitive and fun, 7:30 on the weekends.
Juniors: Head coach Chris Boothroyd. This is an incredibility successful area of our club with a large amount of junior girls and boys. Weeknight land training, weekends on water start at 8:00.
Beginners/Novice: Large group also, mainly water sessions on the weekends. All enquiries to Bill Lambourn.
Vets: Vet rowing at Henley has been constant and successful for many years and continues to encourage and inspire our younger members. All enquiries to Mervyn Theaker.
All head coaches listed below are supported by other coaches and helpers, particularly in the junior sections.
Senior Men & club Captain: Ian Desmond
Senior Women: Nigel Reed
Junior Head coach: Chris Boothroyd
Beginners/Novice: Bill Lambourn
Any other enquiries to Club Captain Ian Desmond.
Full Rowing: £348.00
Junior (under 18 on 1st Sept): £228.00
Student (full): £228.00
Student (vacation): £80.00
Over 65: £228.00
All new members have a two week trial free of charge.
Indoor 1x £210.00
Outdoor 1x £125.00
Henley Rowing Club
Henley is a successful club that combines hard work and fun, encouraging all rowers from beginner to GB Internationals.
Annual training camps for seniors at the end of January and again at Easter time.
- Large amount of high quality racing and training boats.
- Well equipped gym with separate weights gym.
- The club is in the final stages of planning a complete overhaul in 2010 to provide a large modern gym with improved changing facilities and club rooms.
The senior men’s and women’s squad is looking to expand following on from our successful season in 2009. This included wins at many local events, Four’s head, Ghent International, Met, finalists at HRR and HWR, Home Countries selection and medallists at Nat Champs.
The Junior squad has also been producing fantastic results in many major and local events. Always aiming high and consistently producing GB Internationals.
HSBC RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Come and meet us at:
- Dorney Lake on Sunday 13th September; or
- start of season party on Saturday 3rd October at the boathouse in Putney (SW15 1LB) - ask for the captain.
Experienced male and female rowers, coxes and coaches please get in touch on email@example.com, and we can discuss which squad and sessions you should join.
Beginners please also contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org - we run a six weekend autumn beginners' course for £30 total, ending with some fun races, before you decide whether you want to commit for longer.
+ senior oars
New coaches (and coxes) always welcome.
Full rowing £125 per annum
HSBC staff £100
HSBC Rowing Club offers:
the cheapest fees on the Tideway;2009 saw further improvement for the club, with huge progress at HoRR and wins at events ranging from Metropolitan Regatta to Veterans Head at every level up to IM1.
- opportunities to train in crews aiming to be top 100 in the Heads and competitive at Henley;
- strong support for novices. Over 35 members have achieved their first win during the last 16 months;
- the chance to fit training and racing around a demanding career;
- superbly located boathouse with some good boats; and
- an enjoyable environment.
HSBCRC is designed for the bank's current and former staff but can take a number of other members if they help make sure that crews get out on the water. Coxes in particular are very welcome!
If you want to fit training and racing around a demanding job and would enjoy the social side of a friendly club, get in touch at hsbcrowing@HSBC.com.
KINGSTON RC SQUAD MEETINGS
SENIOR SQUAD: A meeting will take place on 19th September at 9:00am at the boathouse to start the season with an outline of coaching, training and season objectives. This will be followed by a training session (so bring your kit!) and a BBQ lunch to introduce new members to the club. Prospective athletes and coaches should attend, and are welcome to email the Captain, JP Salter in advance (email@example.com).
NOVICE SQUAD: All Novices should attend an introductory meeting at the boathouse on 19th September at 11am to outline the aims and objectives of the novice squad for the coming season, followed by a BBQ lunch with the rest of the squads.
JUNIOR SQUAD: All potential new juniors should contact Marcus Hoskin via the Kingston Web site
Director of Rowing: Karl Offord
Full Rowing £400
£130 for a 1x
Based on the Thames between Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock, KRC enjoys one of the longest and calmest stretches of rowing water in the UK.
The club has a growing women’s and men’s Senior Squad and our crews regularly feature at HWR, HRR and Nat Champs, as well as a large novice group that is rapidly developing.
The Senior Squad is looking to expand in 2009-10 following on from our successful season in 2009. Notable successes were achieved at HWR (Winners of the Women’s Intermediate 4+ and finalists in the Elite Lightweight Quads), Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the Nat Champs, as well as 2 Gold Medals and 2 Silver Medals from Gent.
In addition we plan to increase the Novice squad for both Men and Women to encourage the growth through the club
For more information please contact JP Salter (Captain) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEA RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Season start 31 August
Evening circuits every following Tuesday and Thursday
Rowing every weekend at 8am both days.
Women’s squad meeting 27th August.
Please email email@example.com for more information
Mens squad meeting Sat 5 September 8.00 am at the club
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
On a consultancy basis
No joining fee. Payment spreading across the year possible, on application.
Full squad £320
Private sculler £220
Racking £100/seat (spaces available)
Voluntary coaches, coxes and anyone unable to meet the financial commitment for the year - at the discretion of the Captain.
We are located in Hackey, North East London, 20 minutes by train or bike to the city and within easy living distance of Islington and North and East London in general.
Lea RC mens squad is looking to expand the squad of 16 men and cox that qualified for Henley last year.
We have maintained the coaching staff from the last two years consisting of three coaches who are focused on the mens group.
The aim for the squad this year is to improve on last years head results, to win events at the major summer regattas and have our top crews compete for Henley medals (without hitting the booms). In short, to be competitive with the best 'club' standard crews in the country.
Lea RC women’s squad is aiming to consolidate a developing senior squad able to compete and win at regional regattas and compete at major events. Our aim is to build on our successes of last season and develop a strong, competitive senior squad
For any information on the club, prices and racking or how to join contact:
Josh Coleman-Pecha email@example.com
Jo Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org
MOLESEY BC SQUAD MEETINGS
MBC will be starting again on Saturday September 5th at 7.30am
If you are intending to trial for GB, training starts on Tuesday 1st September and you must email Tom Courtney at: email@example.com
Director of Rowing, Tom Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Development Coach, Ed Green (email@example.com)
plus numerous others.
MORTLAKE ANGLIAN & ALPHA BC SQUAD MEETINGS
MAABC boat house, Ibis Lane, Hartington Road, Chiswick W4 3UJ. Nearest transport – overland train from Waterloo/Clapham to either Mortlake or Chiswick.
Senior Men - Meeting on Sat 12th September, 2009 @ 9am. Training starts the same day. The Senior Men’s squad will concentrate on sculling and small boats coming together for the bigger events during the winter. Training is a mixture of morning and evening sessions with water sessions mainly in the evenings, weekends from 7am. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Novice Men - The Novice Men’s squad has access to excellent boats and coaching, and will be racing regularly throughout the head season building towards the head of the river. Novice Men and Women - 9am water sessions at weekends - land training during the week. Enquiries to email@example.com
senior women – evening land training and morning water sessions through the winter, 7am at weekends. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate women – mainly from 9am at weekends with a development group at 7am. Weeknight land training sessions. Enquiries to email@example.com
Beginners - Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Head Coach:
Ian Roots & George Jones
Annual Full membership £320
£160 for indoor single (if available - outdoor racks also available).
Locker rental £10
Membership year runs from January to December.
Mortlake is a very friendly and successful club that caters for rowers of all abilities from Novices to GB Internationals.
The club has been highly successful over the past few years with athletes gaining international selection for the World Championships, Commonwealth Regatta and Home Countries. In the last two seasons the women’s squad has established itself as the top women’s club in the country, in terms of WHR, National Championships, HIR and Commonwealth representatives and winners, yet has still retained a personal and supportive atmosphere.
- Large fleet of boats comprising mostly Empachers and Janouseks, including an extensive fleet of small boats.
- Modern gym that is well equipped with free weights and machines
- During 2009/10 the Clubhouse is being completely overhauled to provide brand new changing facilities and Club rooms
- Annual training camp will be around Easter shortly after the HoRR to prepare the senior squads for the summer racing season.
Our coaching team has a wealth of experience of coaching women’s light and heavyweight scullers and rowers and has established a robust and successful system that includes a highly successful development group. The senior men qualified for HRR in 2008 and prior to that they have finished National Championships with a medal-winning crew. There is an established novice and development group.
PUTNEY TOWN RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Women's Squad - Tuesday 8th September from 7.00 in the club bar. Please email Lucy (email@example.com) if you'd like to come down before then.
The Mens Squad meeting will be Wednesday 9 September in the club bar at 20:30. Please contact Mens Captain Peter Rossi firstname.lastname@example.org 07983 325 992 or just turn up on the night.
Men's Squad - TBC
Andy Holmes MBE
Ali "splash" Boileau,
Adult £25/month (£300 pa),
Student £15/month (£180 pa)
One of the friendliest clubs on the Tideway, we're located just upstream of Chiswick bridge allowing us the choice of outings to both Putney and Richmond. We have expanded our racking, have a well equipped free weights room and also a large training hall equipped with ergos which is also used for circuit training and parties! We're a 7 minute walk from both Kew Gardens station (District Line) and Mortlake station (Mainline – Waterloo/Clapham Junction/Putney/Richmond line), and have ample free parking and regular local bus routes.
Both squads attended an overseas training camp, and have access to excellent equipment, with recently purchased eights and fours for men and women.
In 08/9 the Senior Men's squad qualified a Thames Cup 8 at Henley for the third year running, and were competitive at IM1/2, including wins at Marlow, Kingston and Oxford City regattas. 13 of the last two Henley crews are back for 09/10 and we have over a dozen boats suitable for the squad. Our goals for 09/10 are for the 1st 8 to finish top 100 at HORR and to qualify two boats for Henley Royal.
The Women’s senior squad raced competitively with wins from Inter 3 through to senior, culminating in a medal at the national championships. We plan to build on this in 2009/10 - if you have rowed at a senior level at your uni / club and would like a new challenge, please contact email@example.com
The Men's and Women's development squads are a friendly group with dedicated coaching that aims to help you improve from novice / IM3 standard.
We are always keen to recruit coxes and will provide full training for steering on the Tideway and club membership is free for coxes.
QUINTIN BC SQUAD MEETINGS
Training for the 09/10 season starts on 12th Sep, anyone wishing to consider Quintin for the next rowing season should contact the captain at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first race of the year will be Wallingford LDS followed by the pairs head. Selection will then commence for the fours head crews.
We have a new head senior squad coach this year who will also be setting the club circuits and weights plans. We also have an ARA appointed coach whose focus is on those that are new to rowing.
As well as these two paid coaches, we have a number of club members who help out when needed.
Single - £150
n.b. Above subject to change after AGM
NEW fully equipped gym (with river views!) pictures on website
With the new gym completed and our large selection of Empacher crew boats Quintin is looking to continue building its senior quad numbers as well as building on the novice squad.
All squads receive coaching.
Training is flexible in terms of fitting it around your work, you are not forced to train every morning , but there is a focus on getting racing crews out onto the water at least 2 times a week during the winter as well as at the weekends.
Land training does not need to be done at the club, but is recommended if possible, so that you have someone else to train with.
READING RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Women’s Squad - Saturday, 12th September 09:00 RRC bar
First outing at 10:30
Men's Squad - Saturday, 5th September 09:00 RRC bar
Henry Hirsch, Jim Flood, Kirsty Jones, Adrian Champion, Rob Burnage
Seamus Hussey, Terry O Sullivan
Depends on month you join and age group, renewable in April
£300 full adult member
£130 for 12 months racking
Reading has one of the longest and scenic stretches of river on the Upper Thames, which makes rowing here a real pleasure.
We are a large and friendly club of various different experiences and commitment levels and always keen to welcome new rowers, coxes and coaches into our midst. We are perfectly set up to accommodate different aspirations and commitment levels. Our main focus is performance-based rowing, but we aim to have some fun whilst working hard.
We are leaving a good summer season behind and for the winter we are looking to improve our position at both men s and women s head of the river races and beyond that keep the focus on Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women s Regatta. Of course there are some other milestones on the way and we particularly look forward to races on our home stretch: Reading Small Boats Head, Reading University Head and Reading Amateur Regatta.
Apart from enjoying the fantastic stretch of river, you get plenty of chances at Reading Rowing Club to get together with your club mates we open the club bar for food and drink every Thursday night (from about 7:30pm - just come over and see what we're all about) and offer a great breakfast on weekend mornings. Going into the winter season, we will have common circuit sessions. Otherwise you can make the most of the large fleet of boats, weights- or erg room.
SONS OF THE THAMES SQUAD MEETINGS
Club open-day: 2-4pm Saturday 5th September
Men's/Women's squads & coxes: 7.30pm Thursday 10th September at Linden House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith. All welcome.
If you are interested in joining or finding out more, please contact Cat Hart (Women's Captain) email@example.com, or Andrew Maunder (Men's Captain) A.C.Maunder@herts.ac.uk.
Weekend outings start 12th/13th September (7.45am) and club circuit training starts Thursday 17th September (7.15pm) at Paddenswick Road church.
The team includes:
John McArthur (ex-international coach – Sport England funded)
The club is also part of the ARA's Club and Coach scheme and coach mentor John McArthur works closely with all the coaches as part of a coach development programme.
Senior £310 (1 months free trial)
1st year Beginner £220 (£50 for the introductory “learn to row” course and then £170 for the remainder of the year for those that stay on)
With some great results over the last 12 months Sons have firmly established themselves as the best club in Hammersmith.
The depth of talent in the club has been demonstrated by achieving 2nd overall at Peterborough Summer Regatta with wins at elite, intermediate and novice levels (and only taking 16 athletes!). The men's squad are aiming to qualify a boat for HRR this year. The women's squad, after qualifying two boats at HWR this year with one reaching the final, will be aiming to qualify three boats next year and have more pushing towards finals. Both squads will be looking for strong showings at the major head races over the winter are looking forward to another successful Easter training camp abroad.
Sons offers competitive squad rowing at novice, intermediate and senior levels. It also has a Veterans/Masters group of more experienced rowers. It has a sociable atmosphere, and makes good use of the impressive clubhouse at Linden House by hosting the Christmas ball, Summer party and other events at the club.
Sons are also looking to attract new coxes and coaches to help support our squads' progression. Coxes are a highly value resource at Sons and we are dedicated to allowing coxes to compete for boats at all levels. With the support of John McArthur we can offer new coaches a unique opportunity to develop their skills under the guidance of this ex-international coach.
If you are interested in joining a club which has well-focused aims, is athlete focused and also knows how to have a good time off the water, then either come to Sons between 2 and 4pm on Saturday 5 September for a social chat and chance to look round or you would be welcome to join the squads meeting on Thursday 10 September at 7.30pm.
STAINES BC SQUAD MEETINGS
For all of those who are interested in rowing at SBC next year there will be Senior Squad meetings on the morning of Sat 5th Sept.
If you're unable to make the meeting then the various squad coordinators can be contacted via the club's squad pages on the web site. For general information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The team includes: Adam Gill (Head Coach),
Peter Harvey, T
ony Rawlings and
New coaches are most welcome.
Student/Junior/ Competing £150.00
Leisure Rowing £170.00 (may not race)
£100.00 per boat indoors
£50.00 per boat outdoors
SBC is a friendly and welcoming club with a good social side. We have a variety of membership categories to suit all, from the avid (every day, all week, come rain or shine) rower to the social only (the bar will suit me just fine) ex-rower.
All squads have expanded since last year (with crews competing at HWR, HRR and the Nat Champs) and they go into next season looking very healthy. SBC also runs very successful Learn to Row Courses for those new to the sport. The club also gained Clubmark accreditation earlier in the year.
New equipment has been purchased during 2009 and clubhouse facilities have also been improved with further refurbishments planned during the next 12 months.
THAMES RC SQUAD MEETINGS
At the Clubhouse (Putney Embankment) on Sunday 13 September at 10:30am. BBQ afterwards
Head Coach Men – Al Heathcote
Head Coach Women – Simon Fieldhouse
...and many more.
Full membership £495
Rack rent £220 for single.
Locker rental £50
Fees can either be paid in full or via instalments. For new members a one-off joining fee of £50 is also payable.
TRC welcomes male and female rowers and coxes at all levels of experience to join our vibrant squads. Almost all of our existing oarsmen and women are returning for the new season.
For the first time, TRC has the services of paid Head Coaches for both the men’s and women’s squads – Al Heathcote and Simon Fieldhouse (better known to many as Monkey) – who will be supported by a dedicated group of volunteer coaches.
The men will be building toward an assault on the Thames, Brit and Wyfold. The women will be looking for sweep-oar and sculling wins at all levels – those aiming for GB squad selection will also be given individual assistance. The juniors will be forming a new partnership with London Youth Rowing and aiming to become a competitive force. Novices and veterans will also be looking to continue their winning ways.
We have excellent training facilities: a well-equipped weights gym, a circuits gym and over 30 ergos (Concept 2 and RowPerfect). An indoor rowing/sculling tank is currently in the final stages of fit-out. We also have a large and modern fleet of all boat types, suitable for all from lightweight women to heavyweight men.
A full-time House Manager is on hand to provide a choice of food on weeknights and there will be a full and varied calendar of socials throughout the year.
2010 will be TRC’s 150th anniversary year and we are looking forward to an exciting season.
THAMES TRADESMEN'S RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Both Men's and Women's squads - Saturday 12th September at 7.30am at the club (please see website for directions). Please bring rowing kit.
For further information please contact the Captain, James Wood, on 07968956126 or email@example.com
Head Coach: Fred Badowski (both squads)
Assistant Coaches: Nigel Panton, Leo Smith, Alan (woody) Sherman, Adam White, Jim Clarke, Dave Bulmer
Visiting Coaches: Peter Reed MBE, Fred Smallbone, Bill Mason
Full subs: £325 (reduced for early payment)
Discounts for Students, Juniors or the unwaged
Racking Fees: £120 (Indoor Racking now available)
TTRC Men’s Group is looking to build on successes in the last few years and improve in the forthcoming season. We’ve got a great coaching set up and would like to hear from anyone interested in joining a club keen to make progress.
The TTRC Women’s squad has grown over the last year and has had several successful Head and Regatta results. If you have rowed at University, are new to the sport, or keen to revisit the sport after some time out, let us know.
TTRC Veterans have a strong history of picking up pots at events around the country. We’ve an active group of guys, ranging from Vet B up to G. Both sweep oar and sculling catered for. If you’re interested in a regular splash or in something more seriously racey, drop the club a line.
There has been plenty of investment in the club over the last few months:
2 Brand new Coaching Launches and Engines; 1 new Stampfli Wing Rigger 1st VIII; Refurbished pairs and fours for both squads; 20 new Concept II Rowing Blades; New Sculling Blades; Reconditioned Erg Room
At Tradesmen’s, we are keen to develop the athlete in the best way for them, tailoring training programmes to suit requirements both on and off the water. If you’re ambitious to do well at Henley this year and tired of ploughing the same furrow as dozens of others, then why not give us a shout?
There is also a strong social scene at the club. We have a fully licensed bar, with Sky TV where we host a number of events through the year: Summer BBQ’s, 6 Nations parties, Burns’ Night Supper and an Annual Dinner. We've recently started 'Row & Eat', having dinner together at the club every other Wednesday after training (men and women take it in turns to cook).
Thames Tradesmen’s RC is a short walk from Barnes Bridge station, and is easily accessible from Chiswick, Hammersmith, Barnes, Mortlake and Richmond.
TIDEWAY SCULLERS SCHOOL SQUAD MEETINGS
Kick off meeting on Saturday 12th September at 10am.
The Annual "Bernie Thompson Race" for TSS members (Scullers to Black Buoy and back) will take place on Saturday 26th September - PLA agreeing.
Chief coach: Tom Gale
aided and abetted by.
Racking; £60 - £96 depending on location.
(subs likely to be increased following Septembers exec meeting)
If you want to be allowed to be an individual rather than some faceless squad member while having national and international success then this is the club for you.
We train hard, party harder and look to develop excellence in the sport of sculling.
At Scullers most of the day to day work over the winter being in singles which allows greater flexibility around work. It also has a great club atmosphere, there's a reason The Great Eight happened at Scullers and why a four times M1x World Champion comes back every winter. Why not find out for yourself.
For those wishing to trial who are not attending European Champs or not already in the TSS programme please contact the chief coach directly at:
All other enquiries to
TWICKENHAM RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Men's senior squad meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th September with training commencing on 19th September.
Women's senior squad meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16th September with training commencing on 19th September.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call Gerald Elphicke on 07909 985 337.
Full Rowing £330
New Graduates £220
Surf Boat Rowing £165
Our holistic approach treats you like a human being and not just a machine. Rediscover your enjoyment for the sport while still training hard. In 2009/10 we aim to continue competing successfully at the highest levels of club rowing including HRR and WHR.
Come to one of the squad meetings in September and find out how our approach puts you at the centre of the club rowing experience.
Twickenham RC is just 20 minutes from London Waterloo and 10 minutes from Clapham Junction.
TYNE RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Both senior squads have already started training again.
Anyone interested in rowing, coxing or coaching at TRC is encouraged to come to the club any weekday evening from 6pm or Sat/Sun morning from 8am.
Alternatively, contact: David Symes [firstname.lastname@example.org] orCatherine Larcombe [email@example.com]
Lead Coach: David Robinson, with assistance from many volunteers.
Coaching set-up will change, as club is currently looking to finalise a full-time position, expected January.
Currently under review but likely to be for the new year
Full Rowing £270
Junior Rowing £135
Single - £135
Tyne offers the best opportunity for keen newcomers to the Durham/Newcastle area to row and train in a large senior squad with like minded athletes. We often train alongside crews from NUBC and DUBC on the best stretch of water in the North East.
Particularly keen to attract experienced rowers (male and female) new to the North East or wanting to get back into rowing.
Senior Men & Women’s squads - Men had an excellent year last year and are planning to build on our hard work to achieve a minimum of: top 50 at HoRR and 2 eights in top 120, qualify 12 seats for Henley with top crew aiming to reach Friday. Strong core of talented athletes training hard and with high aspirations for long-term success. Aiming to have around 25 strong squad by mid-October. Focus this year will be on small boat work until Christmas.
Women are building momentum already after slightly quiet year. Numbers increased including some very experienced oarswomen and talented athletes and training going well so far, with 2 eights training side-by-side.
Veterans' Squad - Tyne has an expanding veteran squad of all levels of ability. We currently row / train Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. New members of the squad are always welcome and whether you just want the odd outing or are looking to be a bit more competitive we will endeavour to meet your needs. Last year we took a veteran D and F eight to the national veterans regatta along with attending and occasionally winning at a number of regatta's / heads both locally and nationally. If you’re interested in joining us please contact our veteran coordinator Graeme Wheeler - Gwheeler@blueyonder.co.uk
Novices – Our novice squad is made up of our graduates from the summer learn to row courses. After a year or so all novice rowers move on to other squads. The squad has training on Wednsday nights (on land during the winter) and Sunday afternoons. We can sometimes accommodate a small number of additional starters over the winter and but advertise for the full learn to row course each spring. Contact is Kevin Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors – The club has an active junior squad which trains twice a week over the winter and more often when longer nights allow. For 2009-10 the club is reviewing how it recruits juniors, with an emphasis on work with schools and community organisations. However, we may be able to take on a small number of new starters direct, so if interested contact Colin Percy on email@example.com
UPPER THAMES RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Senior Squads Meeting – Wednesday 26th August 7.30pm
If you miss any of these dates please see our website for further details or email the following contacts for more information on training times etc:
Justin Sutherland (club captain) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Mason (men’s squad) - email@example.com
Ali Gill (women’s squad) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Men's Squads: Keith Mason and John Pilgrim-Morris
Women's Squads: Ali Gill
Single - £245
Upper Thames Rowing Club under new captain, Justin Sutherland, are seeking new, enthusiastic members to increase its successful Men’s and Women’s squads.
The club has a stronger membership than ever are and looking to build on last years successes after qualifying 22 athletes for Henley Royal from our men’s, women’s and junior squads. The club is equipped with a full fleet of top racing boats and a brand new £1 million pound clubhouse, gym and training facility all located right outside the Henley Royal Regatta course.
Train hard, race hard, and have fun; Upper Thames aims to provide competitive environment to enable you to progress your career whilst achieving your rowing goals. If you are moving to Henley, a talented athlete who wants to try something new, coming back to the sport after some time out, or just fancy getting away from the London grind at weekends, we’d love to hear from you.
VESTA RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Senior Men Meeting info: There will be a pre-season meeting on Thursday 3rd September in the Vesta Bar at 7.30pm. Contact: Karl@vestarowing.co.uk
Senior Women Meeting info: There will be a kick off squad meeting in the Front Room at Vesta Rowing Club on Thursday 10th September at 7pm. Contact: Mattg@vestarowing.co.uk.
Active Member: £405.
Student Member: £100
Honorary Member: £60, available to all 'social' members, coxes and coaches who do not actively row
Rack (single scull): £145
(subject to change at the upcoming AGM)
Senior Men Info: The Vesta Men?s Senior Squad will be led by Karl Henderson and Allan Manning. A number of GB squad level guest and finishing coaches will also be present throughout the season to help with crew and athlete development. Next season we are aiming to build upon our narrow loss in the Britannia Challenge Cup final at Henley Royal Regatta along with our strong performances in the summer multi-lane races.
Senior Women Info: The Vesta Women?s Senior Squad will once again be administered by Matt Gilliver and Paul Fitzwilliam. The aim of the 2009-2010 season will be to build on an extremely strong performance in the 2008-2009 season (wins at Dorney multi-lane regattas, a Ghent gold medal, two finals at Henley Women?s Regatta) by challenging for victory at the very highest levels of club rowing in the UK.
WALBROOK RC SQUAD MEETINGS
To be held on Tuesday 29/9/09, 7pm at the club but welcome at any stage
No meeting as such – we welcome new people at any stage
£350 for the year
single scull £110 (when available)
Walbrook is a friendly and sociable club with good equipment (mostly Empachers and late-model Janouseks, as well as a modern gym and ergo studio) based on an excellent stretch of water (between Teddington Lock and Hampton Court Palace), good transport links and a sensible and mature attitude to training. We understand that many of our rowers will want to juggle work, academic and other commitments but still want to compete successfully. We welcome new members whether they want to take their rowing to a high level or if they want something less full-on.
The women’s section qualified an eight for HWR and earned wins at Peterborough Regatta and Kingston Regatta. The men’s section achieved wins at Weybridge Silver Sculls, Staines Regatta and Gloucester Regatta, entered the Wyfolds and represented the club at the Nat Champs this year.
The women will be looking to progress further in HWR this year, as well as developing the whole squad. The men are looking to improve on their HORR placing and enter a range of events, and are looking to strengthen the squad to take us to the next level.
Men’s contact: email@example.com
WALLINGFORD RC SQUAD MEETINGS
Senior Squad training begins on 26th September at 07.40
Men's Squad meeting: Wednesday Sept 23rd at 19.30 in the bar
Women's Squad meeting: Tuesday Sept 22nd at 19.30 in the bar
Development Squad meeting: Wednesday Sept 16th at 19.00 in the bar
High Performance group: Ben Reed, Pete Sudbury
Senior Squads: Mick Brind, Ben Townsend and their team.
Novice/Development Squad: Susan Allen, Martin Parr, Andy Hunt.
With the best stretch of water on the Thames and a new fleet of boats to match, we plan to continue our development at all levels. The Club has been represented Internationally, at every level, over the last two years and the appointment of our new HP coach is intended to continue that record.
The Senior Men aim to build on last year's strong showing at HRR where we suffered a narrow loss in the Wyfold semi, as well as a strong showing in the Britannia. Numbers have grown already since last summer, and we expect to be challenging at the very top next season.
The Senior Women intend to continue their meteoric rise of the last three years, which last year saw Wallingford as the only club with two boats in the top 25 at WHoRR, plus wins at Ghent and the Met. Medals at HWR and the National Championships are next year's targets.
The Novice/Development Squad has shown once again its success with many from last year's beginners' group winning their novice pots within the year, and some moving through to the Senior Squads.